A Restoration Church Defined

It is inevitable that a church will see people falling away from their church and from God. People get discouraged, hurt, lose faith, and fall into temptation. We must be equipped with wisdom and compassion to receive our “prodigals” who are wounded and hurt, seeking...

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Healing From The Inside Out

As Christians, we are commanded by God to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Mark 12:31). However, many Christians do not love themselves; consequently they have a difficult time loving others. Have you experienced the pain of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and the...

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What is pastoral counseling?

Since graduating from the Institute of Christian Counseling in 1992, for 17 years I’ve been providing a pastoral counseling ministry to the church on a local basis, nationwide by phone and now by web cam (the first 10 years for Pastor Kenneth Haney in Stockton, CA)....

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It’s A Shame—Part 2

Rev. Chester Wright said, “Unresolved shame is the most debilitating spiritual condition with which we contend today. It is the root of almost all Christian inconsistency...Giving up hope of being any different drives more to backslide than temptation or sin.” In Part...

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It’s A Shame—Part I

“For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 10:11 “Shame on you! What’s the matter with you! You’re so clumsy (stupid, ugly, etc.)! Can’t you ever do anything right?”Sound familiar?Families living in a state of dis-grace are...

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